The Pure Drop  // Live Action Drawings

Carlotta Hester
Exhibit Dates:  January 26 through February 21, 2016

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Over a period of three summers, Carlotta Hester made over 200 drawings in County Cavan, Ireland, documenting the largest of all traditional Irish music festivals, Fleadh Cheoil na hÈireann.

Hester’s live action drawings of musicians, singers, and dancers were created in every festival setting including street sessions, theaters, dance classes, pub sessions, tutor’s classes, outdoor concerts, competitions, cross-border sessions, and more. Musical artists from over 15 counties in Ireland (North and South), as well as Scotland, England, and the United States are depicted in these drawings.

This exhibit at the Gallery of Photography in Temple Bar celebrates Tradfest 2016.

This exhibition is a tribute to the amazing artistry and remarkable spirit of traditional Irish music and dance. It is also a unique and engaging artist’s document of the now historic music festivals, Fleadh Cheoil 2010 and 2011.

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